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Transportation Guide for New Tritons

On behalf of Parking and Commuter Services and Triton Transit, we welcome you to UC San Diego! We are dedicated to helping you get around campus and connecting you with the surrounding community. UC San Diego offers students a variety of transportation programs and services, so we strongly discourage you from bringing your single-occupancy vehicle to campus.

If you have any questions, please refer to our website or contact us at parking@ucsd.edu.

Getting Around Campus and Beyond

Public Transit

Through the Triton U-Pass program, UC San Diego students receive unlimited access to the San Diego region public transit systems, including the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD). Learn more about the U-Pass program and commuting by public transit.

On-Campus Shuttles

Students can use Triton Transit shuttles, which provide free transportation on campus and to select off-campus locations. The weekend Grocery Shuttle also connects the main campus to the Clairemont/Convoy shopping area. View a live map of the shuttle routes and stops on the Live Shuttle Tracker or download the TransLoc App for real-time shuttle location information.

Bikes

Whether you ride a bike, skateboard or unicycle, UC San Diego has a network of accessible paths that make micromobility options a great way to get around campus. Read more about our campus micromobility initiatives.

Thieves know that there are lots of bikes and scooters on campus. We offer discounted locks and secured bicycle cages, but theft still happens. We hope you’ll consider leaving your personal bike or scooter at home and using a shared vehicle instead.

Interested in purchasing an e-bike? University of California affiliates can access extensive discounts on a range of UL certified e-bikes from vendors, including Dirwin, Lectric, Ride1Up and Velotric. See program details.

Scooters

Shared electric scooters are available across campus through Spin. Students can use the Spin app to conveniently locate, unlock and pay for a ride. Spin offers a discounted Unlock Pass for Tritons, which eliminates the unlock fee for each ride and lower-income students ride for as little as $0.10/minute. Learn more about Spin at UC San Diego.

Triton Commuter Club

You can meet other commuters, join carpools and vanpools, and earn rewards for taking alternate modes of transportation through the Triton Commuter Club. Join more than 10,000 UC San Diego staff, faculty and students and start earning points toward incentives, including discounted helmets and U-locks and quarterly e-bike giveaways!

Zipcar

Need a car for a short personal or business-related trip? UC San Diego students can join Zipcar with no application fee and receive a discounted $20 first year membership. Learn more about Zipcar.

FlixBus

Travel easily between San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Tijuana and many more destinations with FlixBus’ convenient and affordable bus transportation. UC San Diego students receive a 10% discount. Additionally, check our Instagram and Facebook channels for frequently updated 15% off discount codes.

Parking

Students with freshman and sophomore academic standing are restricted to purchasing only daily D parking permits. This means that campus residents should plan on using public transit for their mobility needs and that freshman and sophomore commuters will use campus park and ride lots if they choose to drive. If you have extenuating circumstances that require you to have a vehicle, you may apply for an exception. Learn more about parking for undergraduate students and parking permits.


Employment Opportunities

Parking and Commuter Services and Triton Transit offer several employment opportunities for students with initiative and great customer service skills. Learn more about these student positions: